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post #31 of 37
99.9999% of jobs can be done by anyone and the same % of people are just there to tell you no. however part of your problem seems to be that you're going for a technical job (the other 0.0001%) without a grad degree.
post #32 of 37
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bs, mba

there's your problem.
post #33 of 37
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there's your problem.

Changing industries post MBA? Eesh...sounds rough to me.

My understanding is that changing industries in your first 2-6 years in the work force is doable fairly easily if you have the right narrative to back it up. But post MBA you're really supposed to be, to some degree at least, locked in to a specific industry at the very least.
post #34 of 37
The other odd bit is why would you want to be a statistician after an MBA? Why even have the MBA?
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Why even have the MBA?

Good question. MBAs became a very useless degree during the recession. Definitely not worth what I paid for it.
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post #37 of 37
You need to get out of your head about what you want to do and into the head of a prospective employer "what can this guy offer me?".

When trying to make a change you have to consider that most employers look at a candidate and think, "can this guy hit the ground running? has he already been doing exactly what I need him to do here?". But some will look for, "I need a guy who has strong abilities along with solid experience/maturity and fresh perspective for our team." There are fewer of the latter than the former but they are out there. In the end you are only looking for one good offer.

Try to keep your patience. Recognize that making a switch is possible but may take longer than getting the same job you have in a new company. I have a feeling that interviewers can smell "this guy is just frustrated and I don't think I need another frustrated person joining my team".
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